LibriVox recording of Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, volume 4, by Julian Hawthorne, editor.
In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious short stories from all corners of the world. Some of the stories appeared in this collection for the first time translated into English, and many of them come from unexpected sources, such as the letters of Pliny the Younger, or a Tibetan manuscript. In this fourth volume, we find stories originally written in French, Italian, Spanish and Latin. (Summary by Leni)
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August 26, 2014 Subject:
The best volume yet in the series!
I very much enjoyed the majority of these stories and feel that they still seem relevant today. Volume 4 is by far the best one in the series, and the stories fit the theme of "mystery and detective" better then any volume thus far. Overall the readers did a fantastic job, and the sound quality was consistently good. I definitely recommend giving this book a listen!
January 2, 2010 Subject:
This listener found most of these stories quite enjoyable. Many seemed rather contemporary (with a little leeway), and suffered little from the passage of time. Monsieur de Maupassant is a master at crafting a short story. Having not read or heard any of his work in forty years since junior high school, I now know why we we read his work! There were a few stories that I couldn't get into, but since everybody has different taste, I don't want to discourage anyone from listening to any of the stories!
As always, the readers did a great job in presenting these works! Thank you to all who make this possible!